5G company branded ‘arrogant’ as council rejects plans for ‘ugly’ phone mast

The antennae on top of Kirkby shopping centre (on the right of this picture) would have been replaced with a larger mast to allow 5G to be introduced (Image: Photo by James Maloney)

Knowsley councillors said they were “offended” by a lack of engagement from 5G company MBNL

By Christopher McKeon Local Democracy Reporter

  • 12:52, 12 JUN 2020

Plans for an “ugly” 5G mast in Kirkby have been rejected over accusations of “arrogance” and “bullying” by the company responsible for the equipment.

Knowsley Council’s planning committee last night voted unanimously to refuse permission to upgrade the existing mast on top of Kirkby shopping centre, despite officers recommending they approve it.

Read more at https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/5g-company-branded-arrogant-council-18408809

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